José Gustavo Prieto Munoz

Gustavo Prieto holds a Ph.D. in Law from Verona University, Italy. He is a senior researcher at the Human Rights Center and the Programme Human Rights in Context at Ghent University.  His profile includes teaching and researching international economic law in different countries - Ecuador (his country of origin), the United States, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, and Russia. Before joining Ghent University, Gustavo was a Postdoc Fellow at the Law Department, Turin University, Italy, and a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include the legitimacy of international investment adjudication, human rights protection, and the governance of blockchain infrastructures.

Gustavo is a member of the Committee of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Economic Law and the Academic Advisory Board of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA).